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'Whichever Club President Signs Goosen Next Is A Bastard'

'Whichever Club President Signs Goosen Next Is A Bastard'
By PJ Browne
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Mourad Boujellal is madder than a bag of spiders which is contained within a box of frogs who are all on MDMA. The Toulon owner once said that he would make Quade Cooper more indebted than Greece if he reneged on a contract agreement. He also described the transition from having Jonny Wilkinson as his out-half to Cooper as going from 'foie gras to pate'.

He is a very quotable individual.

Boudjellal has been commenting on the very strange situation of Johan Goosen and Racing Metro. It emerged on Friday that the South African out-half was quitting rugby. Initially, the line given was that the Top 14 Player of the Season for 2015/16 was moving back to his native land to work as a commercial director.


That does not now seem to be the case.

LNR rules state that when a player quits rugby like Goosen has done he cannot play for another French rugby team for 18 months. The 24-year-old is being pursued by the owner of Montpellier Mohed Altrad. However, it is not Montpellier for whom Altrad wants Goosen to play - it is Gloucester. Altrad is currently in talks to become the majority shareholder of the Aviva Premiership club.

French website Rugby Rama report that Boudjellal was again in a quotable mood this week when speaking about the Goosen situation.

Whichever club president signs Goosen next is a bastard.

What he does is a breach of his contract. When a player has such an attitude, he must find closed doors everywhere.

If a president signs, it puts all the other presidents of the Top 14 in danger. When you sign a contract with a player, you already do not have many rights but many obligations. If a president recruits him, there will be even fewer rights.

Goosen was once linked with a move to Munster. Though undoubtedly a player of quality, it's probably for the best that they avoided a young man who appears to be a mercenary.


See Also: New Zealand Publication Includes Two Irish In 'Top 10 Players On The Planet For 2016'

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